Author Archives: David A. Arnott

Joe Savery of the Philadelphia Phillies

Could Joe Savery ignite two-way players in the Majors?

Joe Savery may not win any MVP or Cy Young awards as a fringe Major League player with the Philadelphia Phillies, but he does have a rare ability that could help him – yes, him – change the way managers and executives look at their rosters. Can Savery, his respectable arm and serviceable slashline change baseball’s status quo?

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The lost blueprint: Whitey Herzog and the Cardinals dynasty

Imagine your favorite baseball team decided to eschew both home run hitters and strikeout pitchers. There would probably be some kind of fan revolt, since dingers and punchouts are nearly synonymous with offense and defense in the modern game. It’s a near-universal assumption that if a team wants to win it all, they have to …

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